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Beautiful Castle

A really great place to visit. Fabulous tour and amazing Gardens. Really beautiful. The view of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
alison w
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Gamlingay, United Kingdom
via mobile
Magnificent spring gardens

We live in Cornwall and had been planning to visit Caerhays for a long time and the best time to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robertscargill
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St Germans , Cornwall
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Caerhays Castle is one of the very few Nash built castles still left standing, and is situated within approximately 120 acres of informal woodland gardens created by J C Williams, who sponsored plant hunting expeditions to China at the turn of the...more
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Caerhays Castle Gorran | St Austell, Caerhays, Mevagissey PL26 6LY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The walk up the winding path to the castle is absolutely stunning, with sea views to the left and the lake on the right. The car park is right next to the beach so it was great to start with a drink and snack there....More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank E9025YKmikeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE loved the car park down by the beach, but the castle itself looked very disappointing kitsch, with no visible indication of irony. We didn't go in. We had really come for the gardens, which hold the national collection of magnolias. There were indeed plenty...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours walking around the gardens admiring the lovely spring Magnolias, camellias and more. It was quite hilly and suitable walking shoes are required in some areas. There are site maps around which could be a little clearer. We couldn't visit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Devonexplorer19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really great place to visit. Fabulous tour and amazing Gardens. Really beautiful. The view of the Castle as you approach is absolutely breath-taking. Well worth adding to your to-do-list.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank alison w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Cornwall and had been planning to visit Caerhays for a long time and the best time to see the magnificent gardens is right now. A wonderful collection of Magnolias, Camellias and Rhododendrons and an informal woodland garden close to the sea. A...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robertscargill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go here regularly and it is probably our favourite garden. The walk around is always delightful and in the spring the plants are magnificent. This Spring they are absolutely stunning. The tea room is also worth a visit and combined with the beach and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gricper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Caerhays Castle for must be about 20 years, the gardens never fails to impress. But for the first time ever the Magnolia tea room let it down. I have a very small appetite and it certainly was not enough for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank joannebritton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A return after some years it did not disappoint. The camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas are outstanding. Probably the best time to visit, they don't open in the summer. The walks are quite steep but my wife, who does have some arthritis, managed with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MichaelH694
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnolias, camellias outstanding . Interesting cafe on beach. Great beach for dogs . Stunning views from coastal path either side of bay but only for the fit , wearing correct footwear

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Roberta j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a most beautiful place, a mass of colour and beautiful views to add to the pleasure. We visited late March this year and we picked a perfect time as, in full bloom and in various glorious colours were camellias, magnolias and azaleas. Also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Sarah Z
April 15, 2018|
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Response from Bookings C | Property representative |
Hello Sarah, yes we do. We have several greenfield sites where you can have a marquee reception. We also have two sites that are licensed for ceremonies The Vean which is a restored Georgian rectory and can accommodate... More
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leslieprigg
February 12, 2018|
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Hello Leslie, we often hear from people who worked at the castle, most have happy memories of their time here. When did your gran work and live at Caerhays?
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